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Fedora and SSD

asked 2017-04-20 20:37:37 -0500

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I'm planning to migrate to Fedora 25 after an upgrade to my Labtop by installing new 240 GB SSD and adding another 4 GB of RAM to be 8 GB.

I would like to clarify the following two questions:

  1. Does Fedora safe with SSD? The mean of safe is regarding the life time of the SSD. i.e does Fedora deals with SSDs wisely?

  2. Could I set a memory card or USB memory stick as a SWAP partition either during installing Fedora or any other time after installation? i.e suppose that I want to change the memory card by another one.

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answered 2017-04-20 21:31:35 -0500

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Rewarding SSD, been running Fedora on my machine with 250GB SSD drive for around 4 years with no issue so far. You could add swap partition on other devise as you plan, but like said 4 years on SSD with no issue.

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However, but what about your daily habits with using your computer? For example, I'm a web developer, I run my computer daily about 6 - 8 hours as a mean with at least two servers running and and IDE, a lot of CTRL+S...

saidbakr gravatar imagesaidbakr ( 2017-04-21 06:15:10 -0500 )edit

Well I'm a sysadmin, Devops, my machine runs 12 or more hours a day with a bunch of VM and docker instances to do testing and all that. So think your usage is the same as mine.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-04-21 21:59:11 -0500 )edit

Could you please elaborate a bit more, specifically: Do you have log system running or deactivated it? Also do you use Firefox? Have you set tmpfs or what ever is called?

MaoTao gravatar imageMaoTao ( 2017-04-22 09:28:08 -0500 )edit

Yes, do run firefox and have log system activated, Fedora workstation as it come from install, with the services needed to do my work libvirt, docker, etc

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-04-22 21:59:22 -0500 )edit

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